Wikimedia Australia now open for members

I actually have real posts to write, but each night I sit down to write them it’s like 1am and really time for me to sleep. And thus it is this way again tonight.

Today I have been mostly wiki-busy informing people that Wikimedia Australia is now accepting members. It took us really months to get to this point, and it’s still far from perfect, but it was close enough that we wanted to push it open.

The response, in less than 24 hours, has been excellent. Obviously people are sick of the suspense! It is exciting, and also heartening, and maybe even a tiny bit scary, that people trust us enough that they commit to doing something ‘real’, parting with their money. It is scary because I want to make sure that we respect that trust, and do things that make them proud to be a member, inspire them to get involved, and keen to support us in the future — by time, money, or simply word of mouth.

Adam of FLOSS Manuals informed me that since I published my last post on the FLOSS Manuals Inkscape book, they sold four more copies. Woo! Well done Wikimedians, if that was you. :)

12 November, 2008 • ,

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